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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-14

Offshore

Today will have great conditions with a little chop in the late afternoon with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have great conditions in the morning and becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. With the great conditions try where Cougar One fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for them throughout the Passage.

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Mark Lester Caught and released 82cm Maroochy Nth shore

Mark Lester was fishing Maroochy North Shore on Monday night when he caught and released this 82cm Dusky Flathead.

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